Water-related crime doubles in India: Report
News this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years ago

Number of water-related crimes double in India: Report

Water-related crime doubles in India (Image Source: Sourabh Phadke)
Sewage to blame, Dal turns dull
Years of indiscriminate dumping of sewage turns Kashmir’s beautiful Dal Lake into an eyesore. arathi posted 3 years 8 months ago

Srinagar's prime tourist attraction, Dal Lake, is no more the scenic beauty it used to be. It's turning into an eyesore, thanks to sewage discharge and weed growth.

A Kashmiri boy on a boat among lotus leaves on Dal Lake. (Pic courtesy: Safeena Wani/101Reporters)
Managing willows in Wular lake
The flood in the Kashmir valley in 2015 was the result of the destruction of wetlands. A video tells us what we can do to save the valley. makarandpurohit posted 4 years 6 months ago

The devastating flood in 2015 in the Kashmir valley affected more than 2.5 lakh houses and displaced about 5.5 lakh people. The economic loss was massive.  

Many researchers and experts believe that careful conservation and protection of the lakes, ponds and wetlands in the Kashmir valley could have reduced the scale of the devastation to a large extent. 

Wular lake seen from Saderkote Park. (Source: Wikipedia)
Shrinking wetlands leave J&K high and dry
Wetlands play a major role in the sustenance of lives and livelihoods in Kashmir. Urbanisation, however, spells doom for the "paradise on earth". arathi posted 4 years 7 months ago

When torrential downpour submerged thousands of villages and claimed about 300 lives in Jammu & Kashmir in September 2014, loss of wetlands was cited as one of the reasons that aggravated the impact of the natural disaster.

A boatman carries vegetables produced from floating gardens. (Source 101Reporters)
Wetlands in deep water
On the World Wetlands Day, save a thought for India’s Ramsar sites, most of them at various stages of deterioration. Swati Bansal posted 4 years 11 months ago

February 2 is observed as the World Wetlands Day. The day marks the date of adoption of the Convention on Wetlands in the Iranian city of Ramsar in 1971. This year, the theme of the World Wetlands Day is Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Deepor Beel in Assam (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Srinagar's Dal Lake shrinks by 36% in the last 37 years
News this week Swati Bansal posted 6 years 2 months ago

Study shows half of Srinagar's water bodies have disappeared in the past century

Dal Lake in Srinagar (Source: McKay Savage via Wikipedia)
Sunderbans and Siachen glacier to become trans-boundary protected area
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 6 years 4 months ago

Sunderbans and Siachen glacier proposed to be recognised as a trans-boundary protected area

Farm fields in the Sunderbans (Source: India Water Portal Flickr Photo)
Fall in love with Tso Moriri
A monastery, a village, rare bird species and a high altitude lake in Ladakh - this is the beautiful setting of Tso Moriri. chicu posted 8 years 5 months ago

This brackish lake is located 4,595 metres above sea level, an altitude to tax the lungs of the most dedicated trekker. With two wetlands - the Nuro Sumdo on the North, and the Pare Chu on the South - the lake is a breeding ground for many rare bird species. It is a day's travel from Leh and a popular destination for the avid birdwatcher.

Tso Moriri during spring time
Estimation of rate and pattern of sedimentation and useful life of Dal Nagin Lake in Jammu and Kashmir - A research report by National Institute of Hydrology
The study determines rates of sedimentation and estimates the useful life of Dal-Nagin lake situated in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir using radiometric techniques. Rama Mani posted 11 years 5 months ago

The study determines rates of sedimentation and estimates the useful life of Dal-Nagin lake situated in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir using radiometric techniques. In spite of various ecological problems the lake is the largest freshwater lake in India. It has four major sub-basins viz., Hazratbal, Bod Dal, Garibal and Nagin. The lake is fraught with the problem of growth of underwater weeds and increasing rate of sedimentation.

Sedimentation study of Mansar lake in Udhampur – A research report by National Institute of Hydrology
The report presents a sedimentation study of the Mansar lake in Udhampur district situated about 55 kms east of Jammu at an elevation of 666 m above mean sea level in the Siwalik terrain. Rama Mani posted 11 years 6 months ago

The report presents a sedimentation study of the Mansar lake in Udhampur district situated about 55 kms east of Jammu at an elevation of 666 m above mean sea level in the Siwalik terrain. The lake surface area is 0.59 sqkm whereas the lake basin area is 1.67 sqkm. The maximum depth of lake is 38.25 m. The lake has been developed as a tourist spot of the region owing to its natural beauty. The water is also being used for drinking and irrigation purposes.

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